The KK Collection story begins at Kahanda Kanda, our flagship boutique hotel near Galle. George Cooper, a renowned British interior designer, came across a magnificent 10-acre hilltop plot near Galle and overlooking Koggala Lake whilst visiting Sri Lanka in 1999. Mesmerised, he bought the plot within four days with the view to transforming it into a private villa. When work was complete, George used the property as his holiday home before moving to Sri Lanka for good and transforming it into a five-bedroom boutique hotel.
In the years that followed George added more rooms, and it now features 12 suites and villas. Seven of these villas have their own plunge pools and are set in private gardens with views over the surrounding tea estate, palm trees and lake. Welcoming guests over 12 years old, the hotel attracts couples and honeymooners looking for a quiet and exclusive retreat.
The hotel still forms part of a working tea plantation and the 12.5-acre grounds also fosters cinnamon, herbs, fruits and vegetables. It is a haven for birds and other wildlife.